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The NCO is a Registered Charity no 278912. There are many ways to help us to continue developing – from corporate sponsorship to Patronage and Friends membership, buying season tickets and individual giving. Support NCO’s concerts, an education initiative, our special 50th Anniversary season or other activities – and enjoy some great benefits! find out how you can help the NCO

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Adding that Special Touch!

The NCO works with music, arts, family and community festivals – from playing for major opera productions at Buxton Festival – to presenting musical storytelling. We are also regularly engaged by concert promoters and choral societies. If you need a quality trio / quartet for your corporate event or personal celebration, you can hire us.  find out more here

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Learning Projects

NCO’s learning activities are  interactive, enlightening and fun. We have musical adventures for under 5s, sessions for primary school children, activities for children with special needs, and a range of secondary school projects – including music composition and creative band sessions.  Our versatile team also delivers adult learning / team building workshops. find out more here

Northern Chamber Orchestra

The Northern Chamber Orchestra celebrates its 50th Anniversary in the 2017 / 2018 season.  It is one of the country’s top, professional chamber orchestras and has received critical acclaim for its diverse and exciting concerts and for its many recordings. Its expansive orchestral repertoire includes challenging works and new pieces by contemporary composers. The NCO is also highly regarded for its inspiring learning and outreach programmes and for its engaging teacher training initiatives. The NCO is the ‘Orchestra in Residence’ at Buxton Festival, Manchester Metropolitan University and Blackburn Cathedral and has a special learning and performance partnership with Chetham’s School of Music.

Concerts & Events

Martin-James Bartlett: BBC Young Musician 2014. Photograph by BBC

Mozart’s true character is perhaps revealed in his flamboyant, melodically witty Piano Concerto, performed by Martin James Bartlett.  In contrast, Tchaikovsky offers up a wistful, ravishingly poignant piece.  To close, the NCO performs a hardly known Symphony by Haydn –...
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J S Bach, composer St John Passion

Less often performed than Bach’s St Matthew Passion, this is a chance to hear the NCO and the Manchester Cathedral Choir convey the beauty and power of the earlier of his two Passion settings – the St John Passion, directed...
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